News and Press releases


  1. National OSH month

    Toward stronger occupational safety and health prevention culture in Indonesia

    29 January 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” as part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

  2. Press release

    Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Human Trafficking

    24 January 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs awards the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives a new project: “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)”

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    Employment in Asia-Pacific continues to grow but often remains of poor quality

    22 January 2018,

    ILO’s flagship report shows that despite sustained job growth, decent work deficits and informality challenge prospects of further reduction in working poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

  4. News

    ILO/Myanmar: Agreements on forced labour extended to 31 December 2018

    22 January 2018,

  5. Labour inspection

    Eleventh batch of national labour inspectors’ training program completed

    19 January 2018, Lahore, Pakistan

    The ILO Country Office in Pakistan organized a three day training for the 2nd batch of Labour Inspectors of the Department of Labour Punjab under its Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) bring the total number of Labour Inspectors trained to 302 (292 men and 10 women from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab).

  6. Press release

    Realizing decent work for domestic workers in Asia region

    19 January 2018, Malang, East Java, Indonesia

    Domestic workers organizations, trade unionists and relevant representatives from 11 Asian countries will attend the three-day Regional Meeting, aimed to share good and promising practices, examine lessons learned and develop future activities in realizing decent work for domestic workers and eradicating child domestic labour in the region.

  7. Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

    Myanmar strengthens efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    17 January 2018,

    Myanmar becomes the 35th ILO member State to ratify Convention C185.

  8. Labour law reform

    Labour law reform is key to sustainable development for Myanmar

    17 January 2018,

    Myanmar Government, employers, workers, civil society and international partners discuss priorities to bring labour law reform forward in order to accelerate sustainable development, and reduce poverty and inequality.

  9. Fair recruitment

    Philippines tops ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    16 January 2018, Manila, Philippines

    The ILO has announced the winning stories of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration, of which two came from the Philippines.

  10. Collective bargaining

    Collective bargaining and negotiation skills highlighted in workshop as vital tools to ensure good industrial relations in Pakistan

    15 January 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

    A four-day training workshop for ILO’s tripartite constituents on ‘Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Skills’ concluded on 11 January 2018 in Karachi. The participants acquired knowledge of the relevant ILO Conventions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and the importance of negotiation styles and techniques used for consensus based dialogue.